TG #8: Tech Ed 2008 and Pat Moves Somewhere Warm

July 2, 2008 – 12:45 am

Well, T&G is back for another go-around. This time, Pat patiently listens while Craig recounts his recent trip to Florida for Tech Ed Dvelopers 2008. Then, Pat discloses that he’s moved to the ultimate Virtual World of California to take a job creating virtual worlds. The irony is amazing.

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A Couple of Notes:

Tech Ed took place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Note that there is 2.1 million square feet of floor space. Almost as much as Bill Gates’ house!

Speaking of Billy-Boy, here is the video that they showed at the Keynote depicting his theoretical last day:

An authentic “Pre Stressed” Vista Hat:

Does anyone but Craig get the irony? (It actually is way more beat up than it looks… the camera simply makes everything look better).

Craig HIGHLY recommends Sara Ford’s Blog. She’s recently been on a kick about VS settings. However, they are pretty useful…


Here’s some pseudocode showing the difference between reflection and regular code:
Regular (calling a method from an instantiated object):
call obj.Method(arg)

Using Reflection:

obj = InstantiateObject(type = object)
MethodInfo = GetMethodInfo(obj, "Method")
MethodInfo.AddArgument("Arg", val = xxx)

Simple, huh?

XNA Competition

Here’s the DreamBuildPlay competition for all you would-be game programmers.

PolyMorphic Podcast:

Pixel8 Podcast:

Pat’s infamous blog post about Spore porn (“Sporn”): Maybe this could be our co-host-ghost, Mister Jugs…

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  1. 5 Responses to “TG #8: Tech Ed 2008 and Pat Moves Somewhere Warm”

  2. I moved someplace warm — as opposed to someplace hot, so it was a temperature reduction!

    By Pat on Jul 5, 2008

  3. Just for the record…

    A 2,000,000 square foot building can hold approximately 35 American football fields, not 3. Since you were off by more than a factor of ten, I will assume you were joking. Hahaha.

    Another tidbit: If there were only 6000 people at the conference, the average space per person would be 333 square feet, which is about the same as an 18x18ft room. If everyone was spaced out evenly, it would almost eliminate the need to shower or change clothes during the conference! Woo-hoo!

    By Kevin on Jul 17, 2008

  4. Interesting podcast guys! Not really because I already heard Craig’s rant at work. Although I wasn’t aware of the all sneak sessions Craig went to. I’ll make sure our boss get a listen to the cast! jk
    It’s great to hear you like So Ca.
    I am off to #9 and hopefully more soon!

    By Brad on Jul 30, 2008

  5. I see a hat on my old chair. I find the irony in that. HA!

    By Brandon on Dec 15, 2008

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